Culture

In its rich diversity, culture has intrinsic value for development as well as social cohesion and peace.

Cultural diversity is a driving force of development, not only in respect of economic growth, but also as a means of leading a more fulfilling intellectual, emotional, moral and spiritual life. This is captured in the seven culture conventions, which provide a solid basis for the promotion of cultural diversity. Cultural diversity is thus an asset that is indispensable for poverty reduction and the achievement of sustainable development.

At the same time, acceptance and recognition of cultural diversity – in particular through innovative use of media and ICTs – are conducive to dialogue among civilizations and cultures, respect and mutual understanding.

The promotion of cultural diversity – the "common humanity heritage" according to the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, 2001 – and its corollary dialogue, has become one of the most pressing contemporary issues and, for this reason, is central to the Organization’s mandate.

Information

  1. UNESCO’s mandate
  2. UNESCO major programs in Russia
    1. А. UNESCO World Heritage List
    2. B. Preservation of cultural diversity
    3. C. Preservation of Intangible Heritage
  3. Normative documents
  4. Representation of Russia in intergovernmental bodies
  5. Russia
  6. UNESCO’s publications

Бюджет

  1. Biennial sectoral priorities (BSPs) 36 C/5
  2. Main lines of action (MLAs)
  3. DRAFT PROGRAMME AND BUDGET FOR 2012-2013 (36 C/5)

Publications

International conference on preservation of world languages in cyberspace successfully ended in Yakutsk 06.07.2019
International conference on preservation of world languages in cyberspace successfully ended in Yakutsk
The International Conference on Preservation of World Languages in Cyberspace took place from 1 to 5 July 2019, bringing together representatives from 60 countries. It emphasized the importance of Multilinguism in Cyberspace as a contributing element to knowledge societies

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